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Scotch Style Ale - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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BA SCORE
85
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RoyalT on 04-08-2004)
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Reviews by enznevr:
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enznevr

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-10-2012 03:15:07 | More by enznevr
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

07-20-2014 14:59:24 | More by Howlader
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QuakeAttack

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 06:20:46 | More by QuakeAttack
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mactrail

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Robust foam on the dark amber brew poured in the tall Timmermans goblet. Lots of carbonation and a sudsy and malty mouthfeel. Fruity nose with some drak grainy aroma.

Rich and malty without being too sweet. There is just a tang of smoke with some apple and melon fruitiness. Dark roasted malt, some cedar woodiness, and blackberries with the seeds. A peachy hint is really pleasant. Modest barky bitterness for the aftertaste. Dark caramel with a slight sweetness lasts throughout.

I would agree this is not such an authentic Scotch ale, but I often like the American interpretations as well or better than the traditional styles. In this case it's a very drinkable malty brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Ken's Market in North Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 05:31:21 | More by mactrail
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gnaztee

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

05-28-2014 03:55:51 | More by gnaztee
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-22-2014 20:49:56 | More by mdaschaf
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staceya2

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +26%

04-06-2014 02:29:32 | More by staceya2
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Lazaro

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-16-2014 03:02:10 | More by Lazaro
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Gaffattack

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-02-2014 03:17:36 | More by Gaffattack
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CletisVandamme

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-20-2013 02:53:49 | More by CletisVandamme
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PhillipNordwall

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-29-2013 04:53:38 | More by PhillipNordwall
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MadeInOregon

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-27-2013 07:48:53 | More by MadeInOregon
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-07-2013 05:21:24 | More by Kopfschuss
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours up pretty much no head and what little there is gone quickly. The head is a medium, dirty beige while the body is a muddy and dark maroon which glows a dark amber when held up to the light. There is no lacing at all.

Nose- Lacks presence. Roasted malts, a little bit of coffee, a little bit of caramel which tends to hint at bubblegum. The bottle mostly shows roasted notes while the glass shows more complexity. Burnt coffee notes, some sourness, and toast come out after some swirling.

Taste- Starts off fairly faint but responds with a flavor profile that is pretty reflective of the nose. Bubblegum, unfortunately, seems to dominate but is well balanced by muted coffee and roasted notes. I have to agree with many of the previous reviewers: this beer isn't bad, it just doesn't have a lot going for it. Weak notes of caramel but no suggestions of molasses, brown sugar, or raisins that you find in many scotch ales. Messiness is easily forgivable in a scotch ale but thinness, not so much. Subtle woody bitterness mixed with caramel but a very watery finish. Some hints of raisin and a little bit of oak start to come out as it opens up more, but this is still pretty thin.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied but watery for a scotch ale. A little too much carbonation.

Drinkability- Easygoing but very boring. This was a gift but I would guess that this was 5 to 6 bucks which is way more than I would ever pay for this beer.

Overall- A little better than average. Below average for the style. If you like scotch ales, I would pass. If you really don't care, maybe give it a try?

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 02:06:53 | More by artoolemomo
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timsoder

Utah

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2013 03:11:52 | More by timsoder
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magnusdave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-31-2013 00:25:34 | More by magnusdave
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jaystooge

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-11-2013 22:58:14 | More by jaystooge
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance pours a dark amber brown having a dissipating thin head leaving nill lace. Smell of mainly sweet caramel and light roasted malt and dark fruit with no peatiness. Taste again of the sweeter malt having a slight acrid from the roast with no or very little peat. Mouthfeel is medium with maybe a slightly high carbonation. Not much complexity to this beer, just a simple scotch.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 03:07:52 | More by Bookseeb
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-05-2013 04:44:44 | More by jmccraney
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Stonewall

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +26%

12-31-2012 00:25:16 | More by Stonewall
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sloelco

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-26-2012 02:28:25 | More by sloelco
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-28-2012 08:44:01 | More by schopenhauerale
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a rather hazy tawny color with a solid head that displays nice retention and leaves a few strands of lace behind

Smell: Roasted barley, caramel and a hint of earthy hops

Taste: Caramel and grainy husk, up front, with chocolate undertones; a surprising earthy hop character develops in the middle; balanced flavors, after the swallow, with the hops winding up more pronounced that the malt flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not your typical Wee Heavy, not by a long shot, though I really enjoyed it; more like a hoppy Amber with an Oktoberfest malt base, but really tasty

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 18:49:19 | More by brentk56
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BrienVoll

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-02-2012 17:39:18 | More by BrienVoll
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cclark2

Indiana

1/5  rDev -73.5%

10-25-2012 03:57:40 | More by cclark2
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Scotch Style Ale from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.